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The journey of solar lights to a COVID-19 isolation centre in Malawi

Sofia Ollvid

Today is the International Day of Light, and we would like to share the impact our Moment of Sunshine appeal has had on health clinics in Malawi.

Light is perhaps now, more important than ever, but most of the health facilities that have been constructed by the Malawian government to tackle the virus do not have electricity yet. Without light, health workers are not able to do their job properly.

We are so happy to share a sunny update from our team in Malawi who have worked hard the past weeks in getting solar products to clinics and isolation centres lacking electricity.

Earlier this week, lights were delivered to Mchinji District Hospital and early Wednesday morning, the team set off towards Zomba Central Hospital to deliver products that will help them in their vital work treating patients.

Dr. Joshua, Director of Zomba District Hospital said “We are very, very happy here at Zomba Central Hospital. […] This will be of great importance to our hospital, especially during this period of the coronavirus pandemic, which has hit us.

Light is an essential resource to support doctors and nurses on the frontline and will be crucial in fighting the outbreak of the coronavirus in Malawi. Today, as part of the International Day of Light, we are sharing this story of hope and light.

Thanks to many supporters, our Moment of Sunshine appeal has enabled our team to carry on their vital work in getting light to where it’s needed most.